Wycombe Wanderers have boosted their automatic promotion hopes this afternoon with the double loan signing of Brentford duo Sam Saunders and Nico Yennaris.

The Chairboys have again utilised their excellent relationship with Brentford by adding the two men to their squad on one-month emergency loan deals.

The agreements expire on March 29 – three days after the loan window closes – although, like all deals, the clubs would have the option to extend their temporary stay before then if they wanted to.

Goal-scoring midfielder Saunders, 31, was a regular for the Bees prior to the knee injury he suffered in January and has made six appearances since his return in November, including coming on as a substitute in their last two matches.

Yennaris is a 21-year-old midfielder who can also play in defence. He was Arsenal’s academy captain and made four appearances for the Gunners’ first team prior to joining the Bees in January last year. He has only made ten appearances since but he has been in Mark Warburton’s matchday squad for nine of their last ten matches, coming on once.

Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth told the club’s website: “We have taken our time in the loan market to ensure we could bring in the highest possible calibre of player, and I think we’ve achieved that with Sam and Nico.

“They’re both excellent footballers who bring another dimension to the squad and they’re looking forward to being part of our efforts towards winning promotion.

“We have an excellent relationship with Brentford which enables this type of deal to happen, and once again we’re grateful for their support in allowing us to bring these two players to Adams Park.”

The paperwork was only signed this afternoon but both players will be eligible for the match with Stevenage tomorrow.

Saunders, who will wear the number seven, was on the books of Charlton Athletic as a youngster before he was released and spent a few years in non-league football.

He was part of the Dagenham and Redbridge team which secured promotion to the Football League in 2007 and his 14 goals in their 2008/09 League Two campaign persuaded Brentford to swoop for the attacking midfielder.

The dead-ball specialist has scored 27 times in 102 starts and 69 substitute outings during his five years at Griffin Park and had netted four goals in five games prior to his season-ending injury last year.

Saunders recently signed an extension to his contract that keeps him at Brentford, like Yennaris, until at least June 2016.

Yennaris, who will wear number four, joined Arsenal at seven years old and signed his first pro deal just after his 17th birthday.

He made two starts and two sub outings for the Gunners’ first team, including one appearance from the bench in the Premier League, before he joined Brentford.

The former England Under-19 international also had spells on loan at Notts County and AFC Bournemouth whilst at The Emirates.

The pair will certainly see a few familiar faces at Adams Park. Wanderers defender Alfie Mawson has been on loan from Brentford since August and there are also former Bees players in Sam Wood, Marcus Bean, Aaron Pierre, and Paul Hayes.